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Advanced Integrated Data Management for Materials Discovery
Last Updated Date: 07/01/2013

New materials are essential for future energy independence, environmental sustainability, and next-generation manufacturing. The Materials Genome … more

In Situ Characterization of Nanoscale Gas-Solid Interactions by TEM
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Observing and measuring the dynamic changes that take place at the nanometer scale during the synthesis and operation of active nanostructures is … more

Nanoplasmonics and Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Metamaterials
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Metamaterials are tailor-made photonic composites--combinations of materials designed to achieve optical properties not seen in nature. The … more

Theory of Spin Transfer Torque
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The working of countless electronic devices involves electric and magnetic effects interacting within nanostructured materials. In the phenomenon … more

Single Molecule Fluorescence Measurements of Nanoscale Proton Distributions in Photoresist
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

The semiconductor industry’s remarkable progress in making integrated circuits smaller, faster and cheaper relies on continual improvements in … more

DNA Origami for Precise Manufacturing of Nanoscale Structures
Last Updated Date: 06/28/2013

Over the past decade nanoscale science has produced varied and fascinating nanostructures with an extraordinary range of interesting and useful … more

Multiscale FEM-MD schema
Last Updated Date: 06/27/2013

MSED is developing methods to statically couple finite element modeling (FEM) to atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) 1 . Compared to non-hybrid … more

Collagen Films Protocol
Last Updated Date: 05/08/2013

Background: Collagen type 1 is the most prevalent extracellular protein in connective tissue, and is part of the family of collagens that are … more

Magnetic Nanostructures for Post-Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Electronics
Last Updated Date: 04/10/2013

Just as integrated electronic circuits continue to pack on more and ever tinier components, so magnetic technologies for data storage and other … more

Theory of Transport in Graphene
Last Updated Date: 03/21/2013

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, is one of the most likely materials to produce the next breakthrough in the electronics industry.  Ideal … more

Carbon Mitigation
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

The goal of this project is to identify and develop standards and measurement methods currently needed by the energy industry to enable the … more

Nanocalorimetry Measurements
Last Updated Date: 03/15/2013

To develop nanocalorimetry as a method for measuring heats of reaction of nanoscale samples with nanojoule sensitivity in order to detect … more

Nanometer Scale Measurements of Crack Tips in Glass
Last Updated Date: 03/13/2013

Our objective is to develop atomic force microscopy-based methods to measure the structure of crack tips, the rates of crack growth, and the … more

Xray Stress Measurement
Last Updated Date: 03/07/2013

Using X-ray diffraction techniques one can measure the full stress tensor just inside the surface of a sheet metal specimen under applied load.  … more

Nanotechnology for Sustainable Water and Energy
Last Updated Date: 02/06/2013

Objective We synthesize and characterize catalytic nanoparticles and nanoparticle-enhanced membranes for more efficient water treatment and … more

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